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CMPR 690S

A Hundred Years of Preaching: 20th Century U.S. Sermons, Spring 2014

Adam Hearlson

In 1928, Harry Emerson Fosdick published an article in Harper’s Magazine entitled, “What’s the Matter with Preaching Today?” In order to try and answer this perennial question, this course will examine the shape preaching has taken over the past 100 years since Fosdick asked his question. To understand where we are going, it is often necessary to examine where we have been. To this end, this course will examine important preaching traditions of the twentieth century and asses their contribution to our current understandings of preaching. Special attention will be paid to the influence of the social gospel movement, pentecostalism, and the sermons of the Civil Rights Movement. Limit: 20.

Syllabus

Spring - Tuesday, 2:00 – 4:50 p.m.


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This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site, www.ants.edu, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.


Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.

 

Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.